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4 February 2008


Mobile WiMax to grow at CAGR of 198% over 2008-2012

The mobile WiMAX market will enjoy a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 198% between 2008 and 2012, according to the study 'Telecom Application Report 2008' from Research and Markets, which forecasts the overall client-side RF chipset market.

“Shipments of IEEE 802.16.e chipsets will undergo strong growth over the next five years. However, WiMAX will also see strong competition from LTE [long-term evolution] and HSPA [high-speed packet access] by 2011,” says principal analyst Kirsten West. “Established cellular broadband technologies in this space are growing rapidly and it will be challenging for IEEE 802.16.e technology to displace much of the existing technology infrastructure,” she adds.

With a CAGR of 198%, the report’s author foresees a substantial advantage for WiMAX in the developing world, as it provides an ideal solution for greenfield deployments of basic voice and data services.

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